random stalling when accelerating

Asked by Feb 18, 2010 at 07:35 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car randomly losses power when pulling out, but if you can feather gas and keep it running then you can get rpms up and then it starts running fine. Codes PO171 Burning to lean, PO300 engine misfire,PO 336 crankshaft postion sensor circuit malfunction. Any Ideas? and where do I start?

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first change ur fuel filter. the lean could be bc the filter isn't providing enough fuel, a misfire can be caused by a lack of fuel, and if ur ckp sensor went bad its a bear to change. its on the back of the engine down by the trans axle shaft housing its only a 10 dollar sensor but generally an intake gasket set gets used bc that gets removed. the filter is on the drivers side tucked up by the gas tank. raise the car and remove the rear tire easy change

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